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Church Yard Collection

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: Edinburgh / Greyfriars Ch

Edinburgh / Greyfriars Ch
Edinburgh: Greyfriars Churchyard

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: Royal Wedding 1947 - crowds at Romsey

Royal Wedding 1947 - crowds at Romsey
Huge crowd of well wishers waiting in the churchyard of Romsey Abbey to catch a glimpse of the newlywed Princess Elizabeth and Duke of Edinburgh

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: North Berwick Witches and Dr Fian in a churchyard

North Berwick Witches and Dr Fian in a churchyard
The North Berwick Witches and Dr Fian fly round a church, some on broomsticks, as confessed to King James

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: Church at Ardington

Church at Ardington
Holy Trinity Church, Ardington, Berkshire after restoration work carried out by Joseph Clarke in 1846. Included in the drawing is the churchyard & graves

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: Snowy Yorkshire

Snowy Yorkshire
Winter snow scene, taken from the churchyard of Crayke village, Yorkshire, England. Date: 1950s

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: Country Church Upton 19C

Country Church Upton 19C
Upton Old Church: exterior view of the church, from across the churchyard. Date: 19th century

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: Church Street, Uckfield, East Sussex

Church Street, Uckfield, East Sussex Date: circa 1930s

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: Drilling rigs - Churchyard - Kilgore, Texas, USA

Drilling rigs - Churchyard - Kilgore, Texas, USA
" Oil be Damned!" Kilgore, Texas - drilling oilwells in a churchyard! Date: circa 1940

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: Messrs. Cook, Sons & Co.s Warehouse, London, 1854

Messrs. Cook, Sons & Co.s Warehouse, London, 1854
Engraving showing Messrs. Cook, Sons and Companys warehouse, St. Pauls Churchyard, London, 1854

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: St Johns Church, Stone, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

St Johns Church, Stone, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Watercolour painting of St Johns Church, Stone, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, by Henrietta Grace Baden Powell (nee Smyth, 1824-1914), mother of Robert. circa 1840s

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: The West End of St. Pauls Cathedral, London, 1874

The West End of St. Pauls Cathedral, London, 1874
Engraving showing the West End of St. Pauls Cathedral, with the statue of Queen Victoria in the foreground of the churchyard, 1874

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: Writing / Gray Poem

Writing / Gray Poem
Part of the manuscript of his poem, Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard, inspired by a visit to Stoke Poges Churchyard, Bucks

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: Bewcastle Cross

Bewcastle Cross
BEWCASTLE CROSS, Cumberland, standing in the towns churchyard, is claimed to be Englands oldest sun-dial

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: Timber-Framed Cottages

Timber-Framed Cottages
Timber-framed Clergy Houses just within the gateway of the churchyard at Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England. Date: 16th century

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: Scots Sign the Covenant

Scots Sign the Covenant
The signing of the covenant in Greyfriars churchyard, Edinburgh

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: Llanfair Pg

Llanfair Pg
The churchyard at LLANFAIR- PWLLGWYNGYLLGOGERYCHWYRNDROBWLL -LLANDISILIOGOGOGOCH (Church of St Mary white hazel hollow near the rapid whirlpool - Tysilios church of red cave.)

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: Ghosts in Churchyard

Ghosts in Churchyard
A countryman passing through a churchyard at night is surprised to see three elegant female spirits floating in the air

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: Cathedral, churchyard and 1, 000 year old rose tree, Hildeshe

Cathedral, churchyard and 1, 000 year old rose tree, Hildesheim, Hanover, Germany. Date between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: Evangeline

Evangeline. Date c1877 June 25

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: St Lawrence Church, Stretton Grandison, Herefordshire

St Lawrence Church, Stretton Grandison, Herefordshire
Sketch of St Lawrence Church, Stretton Grandison, Herefordshire, by Reverend Baden Powell (1796-1860), father of Robert Baden Powell. 1858

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: Scene in a country churchyard

Scene in a country churchyard, by Henrietta Grace Baden Powell (nee Smyth, 1824-1914), mother of Robert. circa 1840s

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: The Old Curiosity Shop, Nell in the churchyard

The Old Curiosity Shop, Nell in the churchyard
The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens, first published in the weekly serial Master Humphreys Clock from 1840 to 1841 and then as its own book in 1841

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: St Marys Church, Hawridge, Buckinghamshire

St Marys Church, Hawridge, Buckinghamshire
Sketch of St Marys Church, Hawridge, Buckinghamshire, by Reverend Baden Powell (1796-1860), father of Robert Baden Powell. The church dates back to the 13th century. 1859

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: The Old Curiosity Shop, Kit darts off

The Old Curiosity Shop, Kit darts off
The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens, first published in the weekly serial Master Humphreys Clock from 1840 to 1841 and then as its own book in 1841

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: Royal wedding 1863 - procession entering St Pauls Churchyar

Royal wedding 1863 - procession entering St Pauls Churchyar
The reception of Princess Alexandra of Denmark(Princess of Wales)(1844-1925)in London on the occasion of her marriage to Edward Prince of Wales(later Edward VII)(1841-1910)

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: Wales / Montgomery

Wales / Montgomery
An impression of the town of Montgomery, Montgomeryshire, Wales, viewed from the churchyard, with the clock on the turret of the Guildhall rising above the rooftops. Date: 1960s

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire

Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire
The church and free school at Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire Date: 1815

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: Castle Combe Churchyard

Castle Combe Churchyard
Part of the large churchyard of St. Andrews Church, Castle Combe, Wiltshire, England, founded in the 13th century but largely rebuilt in the 19th century. Date: late 1960s

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: Ripley Weeping Cross

Ripley Weeping Cross
The very rare medieval Weeping Cross in the churchyard at Ripley, near Harrogate, Yorkshire, England. The four pair of niches round the base are for kneeling penitents! Date: 1950s

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: Harpford Village Cross

Harpford Village Cross
The old stone cross in the churchyard at Harpford, Devon, England, It was restored in 1813 as a memorial the Reverend Augustus Toplady, composer of Rock of Ages. Date: Medieval

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: Eydon Village Cross

Eydon Village Cross
The old churchyard cross at Eydon, Northamptonshire, England. Date: Medieval

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: Churchyard Stile

Churchyard Stile
The typical wooden stile of a churchyard in Chingford, Essex, England. Date: 1930s

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: Scraptoft Market Cross

Scraptoft Market Cross
The old Market Cross, now in the churchyard, at Scraptoft, Leicestershire, England. Date: Medieval

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: Rudston Monolith

Rudston Monolith, a 25 foot high standing stone, in Rudston churchyard, Yorkshire, England, the highest of its kind in Britain. Date: BC

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: Charlwood Water Pump

Charlwood Water Pump
The old water pump built into the churchyard wall at Charlwood, Surrey, England. Date: 1930s

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: Memorial to Ruskin - Coniston, Cumbria

Memorial to Ruskin - Coniston, Cumbria
Memorial to John Ruskin - St Andrews Churchyard, Coniston, Cumbria. The large carved cross was made from green slate from the local quarry at Tilberthwaite. It was carved by H.T

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: Barbados - Tomb of Ferdinando Paleologus

Barbados - Tomb of Ferdinando Paleologus
St Johns Churchyard, Barbados - The rather remarkable tomb of Ferdinando Paleologus (?-1678). Paleologus was a descendent of the brother of the great Emperor Constantine XI

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: Scene outside a country church

Scene outside a country church, showing people arriving for a service

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: FEU FOLLET

FEU FOLLET
Two women praying in a French country churchyard are disturbed by the sudden appearance of a feu follet Date: 1877

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: Feu Follet (Richard)

Feu Follet (Richard)
The abbe Richard, in a French churchyard, is startled by a huge flame-like feu follet which reaches 3-4 metres in height, probably caused by a decomposing corpse Date: 2 July 1750

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: St Giles Parish Church, Matlock, Derbyshire

St Giles Parish Church, Matlock, Derbyshire
View of St Giles Parish Church, Matlock, Derbyshire. Date: circa 1960

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: George Baker

George Baker
GEORGE BAKER This gentleman was living at no 2, St Pauls Churchyard, on the 11 July 1806. Has he any other claim on our attention ? Date: 1747 - 1811

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: Women vagrants sleeping, Spitalfields, East End of London

Women vagrants sleeping, Spitalfields, East End of London
A group of women vagrants sleeping on benches at the churchyard of Christ Church, Spitalfields, East London

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: East Anglian Church

East Anglian Church

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: St Bartholomews Church, Brightwell, Oxon

St Bartholomews Church, Brightwell, Oxon

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: Elderly inmates, Islington Workhouse, London

Elderly inmates, Islington Workhouse, London

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: St. Peters Church, Carmarthen, Wales

St. Peters Church, Carmarthen, Wales

Background imageChurch Yard Collection: Grays Monument - Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire

Grays Monument - Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire
Grays Monument - Stoke Poges. The inscription reads: This Monument In honour of Thomas Gray was errected A.D. 1788 among the scenes celebrated by that great lyric and elegant Poet



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